This programme will prepare you for a career in a rapidly changing business and social environment. You will develop intellectual and practical skills within relevant business and management contexts and build the personal, independent and team-working skills necessary for successful employment in business and management.
- The business environment
- Business strategy
- Managing financial resources
- Business organisations and behaviour
- The principles and practice of marketing
- Business law and legislation
- Business decision making.
A full-time HND takes two years to complete while a part-time HND takes three to four years. A HNC provides progression on to year two of the HND and takes one year (full-time) to complete.
HNC students can progress to the HND or gain advanced entry to a Business degree. Successful HND students can progress to the final stage of a Business degree at a number of providers, subject to application and acceptance.
You could use your qualification to pursue roles within small to medium-sized enterprises, innovative new start-ups, charities and non-profit organisations. You may also want to consider launching your own business.
Applicants should have a BTEC Level 3 or A-Level qualification in Business or another relevant subject, or an Access to Higher Education qualification.
Life experience will also be taken into account when considering applications from mature applicants, who may also be required to successfully complete an entry task. An admissions assessment may be used in certain circumstances.
If your first language is not English, or you require a Tier 4 student visa to study and do not hold GCSE grade C English or equivalent, you will be required to provide evidence of your English language proficiency level such as International English Language Testing System (IELTS) 6.0 overall (with a minimum 5.5 in each skill).
BTEC Level 3 in Business
George secured an exciting role with internationally renowned high-end department store Harrods thanks to the skills and knowledge he developed studying Business at Bishop Burton College.
He is now looking forward to moving down to London to fulfil his dream.
George said: “We’ve covered all aspects of the business spectrum really, from management to finance, resources, teamwork – you name it, we have covered it!
“The trips that have enabled us to see first-hand how different businesses operate have probably been the most enjoyable part. You get a real insight into how businesses work on a daily basis, which is really interesting.
“I’ve managed to secure a job with Harrods so I will be moving down to London to work for them when I finish. I’ll be training for 18 months – six months in each department – and have a full-time job at the end of it.
“They had hundreds of applicants and only gave a job to around four or five people. It is a really good opportunity and I’m really looking forward to it.”